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Spokane County Fire District 4 Commission Position 3

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Jack Hensley 5,683 51.58%
Chris Aronson 5,335 48.42%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

About The Race

The Candidates

Jack Hensley

Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from Mead High School in 1960. Attended some classes at Columbia Basin College and Spokane Falls Community College.

Work experience: Was a Franklin County reserve deputy. Retired from Qwest Telephone, retired volunteer firefighter for Spokane County Fire District 4.

Political experience: Has been a Fire District 4 commissioner since 1982 and is finishing his seventh term.

Family: Married to Lois Hensley. Has two children.

Chris Aronson

Chattaroy, Washington

Education: Graduated from Riverside High School in 1991. Received a fire science degree from Spokane Community College in 2012.

Work experience: Has been a firefighter with Spokane County Fire District 4 for 11 years, was a volunteer firefighter for two years before that.

Political experience: First run for office.

Family: Married to Katina Aronson. Has three children.

Complete Coverage

Staffing, resources debated in northern Spokane County fire commissioner race

Voters in Spokane County Fire District 4 will choose between an incumbent finishing up his seventh term, Jack Hensley, and first-time candidate and firefighter Chris Aronson for commissioner position 3 this November.